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Brooks set to read latest at Auntie’s

Sun., Sept. 6, 2009

Fans of fantasy sci-fi will be lining up at Auntie’s Bookstore on Tuesday to hear Terry Brooks, one of the giants of the genre, read from his latest novel, “The Princess of Landover” (Del Rey Hardcover, $26).

Brooks, based in Seattle, has more than 21 million books in print. He has created numerous popular series, including the “Shannara” series, the “Word & Void” trilogy and the “Magic Kingdom of Landover” series.

He’s a former lawyer who realized that his true calling was writing about dragons, demons and wizards.

He’ll be reading and signing Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., at Auntie’s, 402 W. Main.

The Egan event

Here’s another reminder about a major event featuring former Spokane resident and National Book Award winner Timothy Egan.

Egan will be presenting the Northern Idaho Distinguished Humanities Lecture on Oct. 8 at the Coeur d’Alene Resort. His talk will be centered on his soon-to-be-released book, “The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $27), which is about the huge 1910 forest fires that devastated North Idaho and Montana.

This event is sponsored by the Idaho Humanities Council. Tickets are $45, which includes dinner, and are available through or by calling (888) 345-5346.

‘Horse’ sense

Pullman author Cheryl Dudley has a new book out, “Horses That Save Lives: True Stories of Physical, Emotional and Spiritual Rescue” (Skyhorse Publishing, $24.95).

It details the many ways that horses have made an impact on people’s lives.

Dudley is also the author of “Legendary Appaloosa” (Lyons Press), published in 2007. She’s also the director of public relations for the University of Idaho College of Education, and a former writer and editor for the Appaloosa Journal.

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